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No Tornadoes Yet in March

Jason Drake 2 5-8 StormThe US appears to be locked in a tornado drought as meteorologists have recorded only about two-dozen twisters so far this year during a period when 100 or more are typical.

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New Fish-Attracting Structures Placed in Wilson Lake

Wilson Cubes 1Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) fisheries staff recently launched a new program to increase the amount of fish-attracting structures in Kansas lakes.

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Aqueduct from Missouri River Not Feasible Say Officials

Kansas Water OfficeA controversial plan to divert Missouri River water from northeast Kansas to western Kansas is unlikely to happen.

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Russell City Council Accepts APC Loan Payment

Russell City Council 10-7-14The Russell City Council accepted a $400,000 check from Tim Scheck of American Power Chassis (APC) at its Tuesday afternoon meeting.

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Russell Public Library Receives Donation

RPL Donation from VFWThe Russell Public Library is the recipient of a $400 donation from the VFW Men's Auxiliary.

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Burn Ban Issued

Burn BanA countywide burn ban has been placed on Russell County effective immediately and until further notice.

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Hansen Foundation Awards Grant to Youth Organization

Nex GenerationThe Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth, Inc., a new, 501c3, charitable, non-profit organization established in 2014 and located in Lenora, has been awarded a start-up grant of $178,600 from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation in Logan.

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